SPARTANBURG, SC — AFL is hosting a webinar series starting this month and concluding in November. This series targets transmission line engineers, telecom/network engineers, standards engineers, project engineers, transmission and distribution engineering managers, and fiber and communications technicians.

The first of a four-webinar series, “From Theory to Troubleshooting — Fiber 101,” will cover the basics of a fiber optic network, both point-to-point and FTTx. The theory of light transmission and network performance including loss, reflection, and dispersion will be discussed. Basic terminology and units of measurement will be defined. Fundamentals of fiber cable design for utilities as well as commissioning, maintenance, and troubleshooting concepts will be introduced.

This installment will take place Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Steve Wolszczak will host the webinar. He has worked in the fiber optics industry for over 35 years with several major manufacturers, including Corning, Fitel, Molex, and JDSU/Viavi. He is a technical specialist on fiber, cable, connectivity, amplification, splicing, and testing. Wolszczak is a certified fiber characterization engineer (CFCE) and a broadband transport specialist (BTS). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and he spent six years in the army after graduation.

For more information, or to register for the webinar, visit AFL Global.